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An extended warranty is when you choose to pay extra for a warranty which extends for a set period beyond the end of the manufacturer’s warranty. When a store offers you an extended warranty they should explain clearly what it provides, over and above the rights you already have (such as the right...
Warranties and guarantees
Express warranties are any extra verbal or written promises made by the store or the manufacturer about the quality, performance or features of the product. Example: When Maryanne buys a deck chair, the store and packaging states the chair can hold up to 100 kilos. This is an express warranty, as...
Warranties and guarantees
A warranty against defects is given by the manufacturer – it is commonly known as a 'manufacturer’s warranty'. It says when you are entitled to a repair, replacement, refund or something else if the product has defects. These are additional to your legal rights to a refund, repair or replacement...
Warranties and guarantees
When goods fail to meet a consumer guarantee , you have the right to a ‘ remedy ’ – an attempt to put the situation right. Common remedies include repair, replacement, or refund , and can involve action for compensation or damages . Store (supplier) The supplier has to provide the remedy when goods...
Warranties and guarantees
You automatically get consumer guarantees from the person or business when you buy, lease or hire their goods, or buy their services under the Australian Consumer Law (ACL). This is different to a warranty, which is a voluntary promise offered by the person or business who sold the goods or service...
Warranties and guarantees
All advertising should tell the truth about a product or service and allow consumers to make well-informed decisions. Advertising rules apply to advertising in all media – print, radio, television, electronic and outdoor. Consumers should not have to 'read between the lines'. This means that...
Store policies and sale practices
Stores may charge a fee for browsing, or trying on, products available for sale provided you are: advised of the fee beforehand; told how it will be calculated; and given any other relevant information. If the fee applies even if you decide to buy the product, the store should ensure this is...
Store policies and sale practices
You have accepted the conditions of entry into a store if a notice asking you to display the contents of your shopping bag is: clearly displayed visible before you enter the store. If you say ‘no’ to a bag search, the store manager may: ask you to leave. A store is private property, not a public...
Store policies and sale practices
If you break an item while shopping, a store may ask you to pay for it. The store is effectively making a claim for damages against you because they have lost the opportunity to sell the item at the retail price. This type of situation is not covered by the Australian Consumer Law. If the store has...
Store policies and sale practices
A company may become insolvent if it is unable to pay its debts when they are due. In some circumstances, an insolvent company may continue to trade, for example, under the supervision of an administrator appointed by the company. In other circumstances, the company's financial situation may not...
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This handbook outlines the legal requirements and provide known industry solutions and strategies to ensure the safe operation of tractors with attached implements on farms.
WorkSafe
Guide / handbook
21 May 2014
What should you know about quad bike safety?
WorkSafe
Guide / handbook
22 May 2014
This poster highlights things you need to consider before purchasing a quad bike for on-farm use.
WorkSafe
Poster
04 Jun 2014
Real Estate Fees Negotiating with an Agent
Consumer Protection
Brochure
27 May 2014
Publication last updated 21 April 2021 A guide to the correct procedures to dispose of uncollected goods. Though this guide was developed in partnership with the MTA, it is not just for the motor...
Consumer Protection
Guide / handbook
21 Oct 2021
Paying proper attention to customer complaints is an essential part of a well-managed business operation. In fact, complaints can improve your efficiency and profitability. Why have a complaint...
Consumer Protection
Guide / handbook
06 Jan 2021
This document was developed to assist in the investigation of slips, trip and falls in the workplace.
WorkSafe
Checklist
22 May 2014
This checklist has been developed to address the issue of noise in agriculture and provides information on how to best manage risks to minimise workplace injuries.
WorkSafe
Checklist
22 May 2014
WorkSafe has produced this document to increase awareness of safety issues around horse racing stables and highlight the importance of appropriate systems of work and safety management systems...
WorkSafe
Checklist
05 Mar 2021
This checklist has been developed to assist you in identifying risks associated with working at height .
WorkSafe
Checklist
18 Feb 2015

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